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New owner of former Allangrange Arms bar and hotel in Munlochy vows to 'support local' as it reopens its doors as The Allangrange; Highland entrepreneur John Lockhart has also promised to restore the Black Isle gastro pub to its 'true spirit and former glory'

By Philip Murray

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Pictured are (from left) Kelsie (manager), John Lockhart (owner), Andrew Gill (manager).
Pictured are (from left) Kelsie (manager), John Lockhart (owner), Andrew Gill (manager).

A POPULAR hotel and bar's new owners have vowed to "support local" as they seek to restore the site to its "true spirit and former glory".

The Allangrange, formerly known as Allangrange Arms, in Munlochy, has reopened and its owner has ambitious plans for the future.

He said that the favourite has always been popular with locals and tourists as they explore the popular NC500, and has pledged to support the local supply chain as much as possible with its local menu offering.

John Lockhart said: “Throughout my business background, local produce has always been important to me. We live in a fantastic area of the world with top quality products available on our doorstep.

"Supporting local and showcasing what the area has to offer will always remain at the top of my priority list – it is the least we can do to support other businesses during this time”.

He has also vowed to invest in the team – with staff currently receiving training and mentorship. Just recently, Carola Leese completed her SCQF level 7 as well as her personal license training and local Event Management graduate Andrew Gill has taken on the role as manager.

Mr Gill enthused: ”I am excited to have been given the opportunity for involvement with the Allangrange and to work underneath John– this is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue on my learning journey and one that I am excited to get stuck in to and embrace with both hands!”

Mr Lockhart has urged all locals to come and support The Allangrange by trying out its new menu, including home-made burgers using meat from Culloden based A&I butchers – customers visiting on Wednesdays can even enjoy a buy one, get one half price offer across the burger range.

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